Shoulder Pain is a common problem after an auto injury, and it's something that Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes sees frequently in our State College, PA office. Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat shoulder pain. Let's look at how shoulder pain is caused by a crash and how Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes can help you.
There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder problems after a car crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct injury can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard surface in the car during the impact, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end impact. With this type of injury, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More frequently, Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your neck can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with many types of shoulder problems in our State College, PA office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes is here in State College, PA to help you recover from shoulder pain. We've been helping patients since 2015 and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Call us today at (814) 308-9352 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.